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Real Time 1960s, a podcast created and hosted by Joe Rubenstein, explores the history of that decade -- politics, culture, entertainment, sports -- in real time. Follow us at facebook.com/realtime1960s

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Real Time 1960s, a podcast created and hosted by Joe Rubenstein, explores the history of that decade -- politics, culture, entertainment, sports -- in real time. Follow us at facebook.com/realtime1960s

    Evening Report | January 15, 1962

    Evening Report | January 15, 1962

    President Kennedy defends his civil rights record; Secretary Rusk heads to South America; thousands of women protest nuclear fallout; Senator Goldwater preaches conservatism; Malcolm X preaches racial separation; John Wayne signs on to a World War II epic. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein.

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    • 14 min
    1961, pt. 2: True Crime [Ep. 13]

    1961, pt. 2: True Crime [Ep. 13]

    In this second installment of a series on 1961, we cover the 2 most horrifying front-page crimes committed in the U.S. that year: a cross-country kill spree by a pair of ex-soldiers and the massacre on the yacht Bluebelle. Please rate and review this podcast -- and thanks for your support! Link to pt. 1

    In this Episode:

    - Latham and York [2:30]
    - Murderer Charles Starkweather [6:51]
    - Notorious random killers of the 1960s [7:26]
    - "In Cold Blood" [8:32]
    - The Bluebelle massacre [11:26]

    • 32 min
    Evening Report | December 16, 1961

    Evening Report | December 16, 1961

    President Kennedy gets a warm welcome in Venezuela; Dr. Martin Luther King is jailed in Georgia; Adolf Eichmann is sentenced in Jerusalem; the President sends a Christmas message to Berlin; the Army sends war dogs to South Vietnam; and a Hollywood film premiere in a Cold War hot spot. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein.

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    • 12 min
    1961, pt. 1: Lists and No. 1's [Ep. 12]

    1961, pt. 1: Lists and No. 1's [Ep. 12]

    Enjoy this first installment of a series on 1961. Today: the rise of the NFL, the Twist, the switch from black-and-white to color TV, Ingmar Bergman, the fear of nuclear war, Aretha Franklin and more. Please rate and review this podcast -- and thanks for your support!

    In this Episode:

    - Bergman's "Through a Glass Darkly" [1:47]
    - The South trending Republican [13:19]
    - The Twist [16:17]
    - Fear of nukes [19:03]
    - The rise of the NFL [22:57]
    - The rise of color TV [26:46]
    - Aretha [29:32]

    • 33 min
    Evening Report | November 29, 1961

    Evening Report | November 29, 1961

    A chimpanzee orbits the earth in a Project Mercury space capsule; a mob attacks five Freedom Riders at a Mississippi bus station; President Kennedy responds to reports of low morale among Reservists; Governor Rockefeller’s son is missing; the CIA has a new Director; and 19-year-old heavyweight Cassius Clay has his eye on the crown. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein.

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    • 13 min
    Evening Report | November 16, 1961

    Evening Report | November 16, 1961

    In Seattle, President Kennedy speaks out on the Cold War; Congolese soldiers murder 13 U.N. peacekeepers; the National Security Council approves the President’s Vietnam policy; a young girl is rescued after drifting in the Atlantic for 82 hours; singer Ray Charles is arrested; gangster Joseph Gallo is found guilty; Speaker Sam Rayburn is dead. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein.


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    • 11 min

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Taff 79 ,

Excellent podcast

Very well made and a easy listen. Would recommend to anyone!

MadSiss Productions ,

Refreshing and Remeniscent

What a great podcast! Very reminiscent of old school radio stories with great modern sound and the ability to draw you in and make you not want to stop listening. I'm super happy that I stumbled upon it. Keep up the great work guys!

Big Brother B ,

Reminds me of when I was a kid...

...and my parents would get cassette tapes and we’d listen to audio dramas on long trips. But ya know, this show is for adults :) enjoyed the heck out of the ones I’ve listened to so far, and looking forward to more.

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